#268 Red - Back on sale, $3k cheaper.
Tesla - eBay
Just to complete this thread, I'm now the new owner of #268 which I purchased last April. Very pleased and loving every moment I step into the Roadster. I live in Santa Cruz and work in the South Bay and I surely will be seeing some of you on the road
Thank you, 268 really caught my eye when I set eyes on it on the eBay listing... I then used Craigzoom [US wide search(which craigslist now shutdown)] and I saw a history where the price kept dropping down so I knew there was room to negotiate. One thing, although I could feel I could negotiate, I really couldn't negotiate that much since the roadster had dropped a good bit in money already, had very very low miles, was immaculate, and was sitting in Tesla's garage almost as long than the owner had it himself. Just amazing how some of these roadsters just want to be driven but are sitting around in a personal show room (hopefully plugged in), instead of having fun on the road.
The key to buying a roadster is to be ready, best if you have the cash, loan, stock sale, or black male baby exchange (j/k) ready when you do. Also know that when the roadster reaches a certain price ( in relation to is year/mileage/care ) that other potential buyers will be attracted too. Some colors also are more attractive to buyers so keep that in mind. Another factor in the price of purchase is the sales tax and the "agreed upon" sale price. I didn't have any movement there so my cost went up some and that also factored into my "can I really buy this now" price.
Insurance is another factor, ask you insurance broker for a full coverage quote. I have the best agent around and he was able to get the full coverage to be very very affordable, about a few hundred dollars a year over what I'm paying for my 2 other basic coverage vehicles. The Tesla is listed as a "pleasure vehicle". So look for any discounts your broker can offer for you. It helps also to have the car ready for the agent, mine was really amazed by the Roadster and I think the Tesla factor helped out. I've seen this "Tesla factor" also work in getting discounts at the local automotive shop, such as with the detailing goodies. If you have a wife, I found that to be the biggest hurdle, make sure you promise lots of nights out in the roadster... Dinners, dancing, etc . It makes the whole process go smoother!
As for what did I pay, that will have to remain a secret for that then my wife will also know and that adds up to many 5 star dinner and dancing night outs
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